John Momoh is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School (OPM40) and the Lagos Business School (CEP7). He is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy, and a B.Sc. (with honours) in Mass Communication. John also received Diplomas from the University of Lagos and the Thomson Foundation Cardiff.
He is a Chevening fellow and also a fellow of the following institutions:
John Momoh is the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), the first private broadcaster to be so elected to lead the organisation. In December of 2005, he was conferred with the National Honour of “Officer of the Order of the Niger” (OON), by the Nigerian Government. He was honoured in 2006 with a Lifetime Achievement Award, by the Nigerian Information Society. Two years later, he was crowned ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Fate Foundation, Nigeria. And in June of 2013, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Lagos Business School. In December 2015, John was conferred with two awards; the “ZIK Award for Entrepreneurship” and the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, by the Institute of Directors, Nigeria.
John Momoh is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences based in New York. He serves as a JUROR for the annual International ‘Emmy Awards’ and the ‘AIB’ Awards, organised by The Association for International Broadcasting. His television station Channels TV, is the only Nigerian and indeed African Broadcaster to have won the “Television Station of the Year” Award, a record Eleven times, six of them consecutively.
The station is the First Nigerian media organization to stream its news and programs live and has been recognized as one of the Top 20 West African Convergence Leaders by the ‘Knowhow Intelligence Unit’. Other ground-breaking accomplishments include:
John Momoh is a Red Cross Ambassador, and a Patron of Edo State Football Association. He also sits on the board of many non-governmental organisations including:
In recognition of his entrepreneurial dynamism, two Nigerian universities recently conferred honorary doctorate degrees on John Olatchy Momoh. They are ”Doctor of Business Administration” by Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in Edo State, and ”Doctor of Science” by Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State.
John is happily married to Sola, also a broadcaster, and they are blessed with three children.